Professor Wilson Explores Thirft-Led Development in "Savings Groups at the Frontier"

Practical Action

Savings groups have long been lauded as engines of local development. Blending local finance with principles of democratic decision-making, groups gave the reputation of addressing multiple social agendas. The chapter "Thrift-Led Development" by Kim Wilson explores the gains and losses as NGOs harness the financial energy of groups to deal with a range of social challenges including water, land, health, and education.